Thursday, April 10

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

’Three in the Wilderness’

Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner of Putney Road and Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $8-10. Contact: stmichaelvermont.org/wingedproductions. Of note: Winged Productions presents original mystery play based on the gospel temptation story, featuring puppets designed and built by Finn Campman, original music by Paul Dedell and traditional songs presented by Tony Barrand, Zara Bode, Stefan Amidon and Dedell. Performances continue April 11 at 7 p.m., and April 12 at 3 and 7 p.m. VISUAL ARTS

Anne Morgan Spalter artist talk

Where: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124.


Advertisement

Of note: New media artist featured in BMAC’s "Flora" exhibit gives multimedia presentation about her work and her commitment to integrating art and technology.

DANCE

Caribbean Contradance series

Where: Chivers Center, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $22 for Main Street Arts members for three-session series; $26 for nonmembers; $8 for single classes for members, $10 for nonmembers in advance, $14 and $17 at the door. Contact: Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960 or info@mainstreetarts.org. Of note: Julian Gerstin leads Main Street Arts series of traditional contra dance and quadrilles with African movements from the Caribbean island of Martinique. Series continues May 8 and June 12.

MUSIC

Patty and the Cakes

Where: Whetstone Station, Bridge Street, Brattleboro. When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: www.whetstonestation.com or 802-490-2354. Of note: Band fronted by vocalist Patty Carpenter plays blues, originals and dance tunes from Dr. John to Etta James.

Open Mic with Kevin Parry

Where: The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: 802-257-7563, www.vermontmarina.com. Of note: Host is Kevin Parry.

Friday, April 11

PERFORMING ARTS

’Crossing Delancey’

Where: Brattleboro Union High School auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Of note: BUHS Players present Susan Sandler’s romantic comedy about the modern world colliding with the old ways. Also presented Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

’Three in the Wilderness’

Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner of Putney Road and Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $8-10. Contact: stmichaelvermont.org/wingedproductions. Of note: Winged Productions presents original mystery play based on the gospel temptation story, featuring puppets designed and built by Finn Campman, original music by Paul Dedell and traditional songs presented by Tony Barrand, Zara Bode, Stefan Amidon and Dedell. Performances continue April 12 at 3 and 7 p.m.

’Middletown’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

’Wilde Irish Women of James Joyce’

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Staged reading of a new work by Rosemary Caine. Focus in narrative and song is on three major women in James Joyce’s life with music by Sean McMahon.

MUSIC

Blanche Moyse Chorale: ‘Make a Joyful Noise’

Where: Immanuel Episcopal Church, Bellows Falls. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $18 general, $35 preferred in advance, $20 and $40 at the door. All student tickets are $10. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org or brattleborotix.com. Of note: Chorale conducted by Mary Westbrook-Geha performs sacred works of Heinrich Schutz and Felix Mendelssohn. Concert also presented Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m., at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

DANCE

Brattleboro Tango Milonga

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Tango lesson at 7:30 p.m.; dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Contact: Sally at 603-923-9743 or sally.brat.tango@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 12

PERFORMING ARTS

’Three in the Wilderness’

Where: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner of Putney Road and Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro. When: 3 and 7 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of $8-10. Contact: stmichaelvermont.org/wingedproductions. Of note: Winged Productions presents original mystery play based on the gospel temptation story, featuring puppets designed and built by Finn Campman, original music by Paul Dedell and traditional songs presented by Tony Barrand, Zara Bode, Stefan Amidon and Dedell.

’Middletown’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 and 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

’Crossing Delancey’

Where: Brattleboro Union High School auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Of note: BUHS Players present Susan Sandler’s romantic comedy about the modern world colliding with the old ways.

CIRCUS

HerSelf Rising

Where: New England Center for Circus Arts, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15. Contact: 802-254-9780 or www.necenterforcircusarts.com. Of note: As part of NECCA’s Spring Circus Workshop Weekend, Girls on Trapeze presents theatrical aerial show which examines roles women play in each other’s lives and the strength and grace it takes to find ones true self. Mature content, not suitable for youth.

MUSIC

Kevin Parry

Where: Pizzapalooza, 19 South Main St., Wilmington. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-7702 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Solo acoustic guitar and mandolin

DANCE

’there are caves and attics’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Contact: nextstagearts@gmail.com, 802-387-0102 or www.mextstagearts.org. Of note: Work-in-progress production of solo dance work by Michael Bodel, which includes an original olfactory score (atomized custom scents). Runs 35 minutes. Also presented Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m.

Family Contra and Square Dance

Where: Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $4 for children,$7 for adults, $20 for families. Contact: Andy Davis at 802-257-1819 or village@dancingmasters.com. Of note: Evening of traditional New England contra dances, square dances, circle mizers and couple dances. Caller is Peter Amidon, with music by Jokers Wild, featuring teenage musicians from Brattleboro -- Aidan Murphy on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and Alden Witman on Irish whistle. All ages and experience levels welcome.

Latin dance lessons and party

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: Beginners lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate dancers at 8 p.m.; advance dancers ar 8:30 p.m.; open dance floor at 9 p.m. Cost: Donation of check or non-perishable food item for Project Feed the Thousands. Contact: Michael Rodriguez at 802-362-1819 or Rocio at 802-246-7527 Of note: Veteran dance instructor Michael Rodriguez will host weekly Latin dance lessons and party.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

Elayne Clift

Where: Village Square Booksellers, The Square, Bellows Falls. When: 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-463-9404. Of note: Local author Elayne Clift presents her latest book, "Birth Ambassadors: Doulas & The Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America," written by Christine Morton with narratives edited by Clift.

COMEDY

Happier Valley Comdey Show

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Spontaneously created comedy with The Ha-Ha’s and The Stable.

Sunday, April 13

MUSIC

Blanche Moyse Chorale: ‘Make a Joyful Noise’

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 3 p.m. Cost: $18 general, $35 preferred in advance, $20 and $40 at the door. All student tickets are $10. Contact: Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org or brattleborotix.com. Of note: Chorale conducted by Mary Westbrook-Geha performs sacred works of Heinrich Schutz and Felix Mendelssohn.

’Die Shone Magelone’

Where: The Pushkin, corner of Main and Federal Sts., Greenfield, Mass. When: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $20, half-price for second ticket if you bring someone new to Wistaria concerts. Contact: www.wistariachambermusic.com, www.theartsblock.com or 413-634-5716. Of note: Wistaria Chamber Music Society presents program with Peter W. Shea, tenor, Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano, and Vivienne Carey, reader.

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

DANCE

’there are caves and attics’

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 4 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 for students. Contact: nextstagearts@gmail.com, 802-387-0102 or www.mextstagearts.org. Of note: Work-in-progress production of solo dance work by Michael Bodel, which includes an original olfactory score (atomized custom scents). Runs 35 minutes.

Community Circle Dance

Where: Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768. Of note: Led by Sarah Pirtle. All dances taught. No partner needed.

Monday, April 14

ARTS COMMUNITY MEETING

Arts Council of Windham County open meeting

Where: Hub Art Space, back end of Artrageus 1 Gallery, 57 Harmony Place, Brattleboro. When: 4 to 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: www.acwc.us or Doug Cox at dcox@sover.net or 802-257-1024. Of note: Public is welcome at open meeting of Arts Council of Windham County, followed by trustees meeting at 5 p.m.

SCHOOL EVENTS

Arts Night

Where: Green Street School, Green Street, Brattleboro. When: 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Of note: Public is welcome to event that includes student art work exhibited in school hallways, all-school sing and fourth-grade band concert.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Franz Robert

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Jazz piano.

Open Mike Night

Where: Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-254-8500 or www.metropoliswinebar.com. Of note: Led by Hannah Hoffman.

Tuesday, April 15

DANCE

Shall We Dance -- West Coast Swing

When: Shall We Dance features West Coast Swing lessons for beginners at 6:30 p.m.; intermediates at 7:30 p.m. Five-week series runs through April 22. Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. Cost: $40 for the series, $65 to attend both classes for the series; $10 drop-in for one, $15 for both. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Of note: Taught by Ray Warren and Lucina Dee. No partner is necessary.

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Jesse Lepkoff and Alison Hale

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Lepkoff (guitar, vocals) and Hale (flute) play Lepkoff’s original songs in varied styles.

Wednesday, April 16

MUSIC

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Shoulder Narrows

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: BUHS boys a cappella group.

West African drum class

Where: Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. When: 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Contact: info@namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042. Of note: West African master drummer Namory Keita leads weekly class for all levels. Drums are available.

Irish sessions

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Of note: Bring an instrument and join in.

DANCE

West African dance

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main Streets, Brattleboro. When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $12-15, sliding scale. Contact: www.africandancevt.com or 802-258-6475. Of note: African dance for all levels, accompanied by live drumming. Instructor is Georgette Adjie. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water.

BOOKS, AUTHORS

William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens

Where: Misty Valley Books, Chester. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com. Of note: Michael Palma leads another in his series of poetry discussions, this one titled "A Strange Courage" and covering the work of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Series continues April 23 and 30 and May 7.

Thursday, April 17

MUSIC

Open Mic with Kevin Parry

Where: The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road. When: 7 to 10 p.m. Contact: 802-257-7563, www.vermontmarina.com. Of note: Host is Kevin Parry.

Friday, April 18

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up. Continues through April 19.

MUSIC

Pierre Bensusan

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org or 802-387-0102. Of note: French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer, composer and world music pioneer performs. Tickets also available at Offerings Jewelry in Putney and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro.

The Bondville Boys

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro. When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $10, with a $30 family maximum. $8 for members. Contact: www.strollingoftheheifers.com. Of note: Bondville Boys play concert and dance to benefit Strolling of the Heifers.

Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Larry Brown

Where: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Contact: 802-246-0982. Of note: Acoustic guitar.

Kevin Parry

Where: West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. When: 8 to 11 p.m. Cost: No cover. Contact: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com. Of note: Singer and guitarist plays classic rock, country and blues requests.

Janey Ryan & Straight Up

Where: The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Contact: www.theartsblock.com or 413-774-0150. Of note: Blues, soul.

DANCE

Shall We Dance? -- Rumba

Where: The Stone Church, corner of Grove and Main streets, Brattleboro. When: Salsa lesson for all levels at 7 p.m.; open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $8 for singles, $5 for students and seniors. Contact: Ray Warren at 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Of note: No partner needed.

Saturday, April 19

PERFORMING ARTS

’Middletown’

Where: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. When: 2 and 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Contact: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Of note: NEYT’s Senior Company, directed by Michael Trzos, performs Will Eno’s contemporary work "Middletown." Recommended for ages 13 and up.

MUSIC

A Tribute to Howard Brofsky

Where: Vermont Jazz Center, the Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. When: 8 p.m. Cost: Donations in Brofsky’s memory to benefit the VJC Scholarship Fund. Contact: 802-254-9088 or www.vtjazz.org. Of note: Special tribute to the late Howard Brofsky features Jay Clayton, Alex Brofsky, Cordelia Tapping, Tim Armacost, Ray Gallon, Jorn Swart, Curtis Ostle, Scott Mullett, Sherm Fox, Draa Hobbs, Eugene Uman, George Kaye, Jon Fisher, Claire Arenius and others.

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez

Where: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $16 in advance, $18 at the door. Contact: www.nextstagearts.org or 802-387-0102. Of note: Legendary Saturday Night Live Band vocalist and "Beehive Queen" Christine Ohlman returns to Next Stage with her band Rebel Montez. Tickets also available at Offerings Jewelry in Putney and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro.

DANCE

Latin dance lessons and party

Where: McNeill’s Brewery, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. When: Beginners lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate dancers at 8 p.m.; advance dancers ar 8:30 p.m.; open dance floor at 9 p.m. Cost: Donation of check or non-perishable food item for Project Feed the Thousands. Contact: Michael Rodriguez at 802-362-1819 or Rocio at 802-246-7527 Of note: Veteran dance instructor Michael Rodriguez will host weekly Latin dance lessons and party.

Sunday, April 20

DANCE

Community Circle Dance

Where: Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost: By donation. Contact: Parker Huber at 802-257-9108 or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768. Of note: Led by Bobbi Bailin. All dances taught. No partner needed.